Heart Valve Voice News
Thursday 26th May 2016
New survey data highlights that 94% of the over 60s in the UK do not know what aortic stenosis is, and less than 3% say heart valve disease is the condition that gives them significant concern compared to other illnesses. This is despite annual mortality of untreated and severe aortic stenosis being considerably higher than most cancers* and approximately 1 million people over 65 years of age are thought to suffer from heart valve disease in the UK. Additionally, 72% of over 60s reported that they rarely, or never, have their hearts listened to by a doctor.
Monday 16th May 2016
Heart Valve Voice, in partnership with Everton in the Community (EitC), offered free heart valve disease check-ups for the over 60s. This service was available to Everton fans and the wider Merseyside community on the 15th May.
Wednesday 6th April 2016
Heart Valve Voice has announced the charity partnership with Lancashire Country Cricket Club Foundation to improve the diagnosis, treatment and management of heart valve disease by raising awareness of its severity and the need for timely detection across the cricket community.
Tuesday 5th April 2016
We are delighted to announce Heart Valve Voice will provide free heart disease check ups at the England ODI in July. Heart valve disease is a prevalent, life-threatening but very treatable disease if it is diagnosed and treated early. Yet, it is much misunderstood, with very poor public awareness of a disease which affects approximately 1 million UK people aged over 65.
Thursday 26th November 2015
Heart Valve Voice, a multidisciplinary group of leading physicians, surgeons and heart valve disease patients, has been granted charity status in Scotland. The charity aims to highlight the under-diagnosis and under-treatment of heart valve disease, which affects over one million people aged 65 and over in the UK. Heart Valve Voice was granted charity status in England and Wales in 2014 and has campaigned to raise awareness of heart valve disease amongst both patients and healthcare practitioners and improve diagnosis and referral rates throughout England and Wales.